Compact Disc: The Aeolian-Skinner Legacy, Volume III Charles Callahan, George Markey, and William Watkins Play Three Great Organs in Washington, DC

Compact Disc:  The Aeolian-Skinner Legacy, Volume III
Compact Disc: The Aeolian-Skinner Legacy, Volume III
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"The Aeolian-Skinner Legacy, Vol. 3: Charles Callahan, George Markey, and William Watkins Play Three Great Organs in Washington, D.C." These three artists perform live, in recital, on the organs at Church of The Epiphany, Georgetown Presbyterian Church, and National Presbyterian Church in private recordings from 1960 to 1985. This two-disk set features over 2 hours of that glorious Aeolian-Skinner sound played by three of the great American organists of the 20th Century, with the following program: Callahan plays Jongen - Toccata, Vierne - Choral from Symphony 2, Sowerby - Prelude on "Deus tuorum militum," Roger-Ducasse - Pastorale, Callahan - first commercial recordings of "Elegy for Bassoon and Organ" (with Danny Phipps, bassoon) and "Fugue in e minor," Lefebure-Wely - Hymn of the Nuns, and Pastorale (with thunderstorm); Watkins plays Willan - Introduction, Passacaglia and Fugue, Handel - slow movement from G Minor Oboe Concerto (with Edmund Williams, oboe), Bach - two chorale preludes from the Orgelbuchlein, Sowerby - Fantasy for Flute Stops, Langlais - Fugue, Roberts - Homage to Perotin, and Kodaly - Praeludium; Markey plays Crandell - Carnival Suite, Simonds - Dorian Prelude on "Dies Irae," and Sowerby - Pageant. A 16-page booklet accompanies the CD, and includes complete stoplists, photos, artists' bios, and program notes by Charles Callahan, the leading authority on Aeolian-Skinner organs. This 2-CD set is a real knockout, and is a must for all interested in great organ playing and Aeolian-Skinner organs!